Lemon Cream Cheese Spritz
Our Test Kitchen home economists liven up ordinary spritz cookies with lemon extract and peel. Cream cheese makes every bite tasty and tender.
54 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 package (3 ounces) cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
- 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- In a large bowl, beat shortening and cream cheese until blended. Add
- sugar; beat until creamy. Beat in egg yolk, lemon extract and peel.
- Combine the flour and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
- Using a cookie press fitted with the disk of your choice, press dough
- 1 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 9-12
- minutes or until set (do not brown). Remove to wire racks to cool.
- Decorate as desired. Yield: About 9 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 2 cookies equals 75 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 16 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.